Crazy Rich Asians: Is it Worth All The Buzz?

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On Friday night to celebrate 20 years of married life I dragged a good sported Jen’s Guy to see the new movie Crazy Rich Asians. I hadn’t read the book before seeing it, but the movie has early on received some pretty heady reviews and had a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I was excited to see it and had no idea what to expect.

Why You Should Go See Crazy Rich Asians.

The movie is based on Kevin Kwan’s best selling book that has now spawned two sequels.  These books are now on my reading list. You can grab the trilogy here.

Why You Should Go See Crazy Rich Asians.

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie: A contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Why You Should Go See Crazy Rich Asians.

Here’s the trailer for the movie.

I loved the movie and plan to take my teens to see it this next week. I would really not recommend this movie for an audience younger than 14. There are some adult topics that I feel aren’t appropriate for young children.

The movie does take a real look at love, class issues, family and besides that, is a fun flick full of some spunky and endearing characters that steal your heart.

Why You Should Go See Crazy Rich Asians.

I would love to hear your thoughts about the movie if you have seen it or do you plan to see it soon?




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  1. ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
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    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Jen’s Guy and Jen, ♪♪
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    Sounds like a great chick flick.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥
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  2. Sounds like a movie I would enjoy! I’d heard of it just enough to think that it was a new show on Netflix. Now I feel informed..Jenerally informed!! 😁😁

    1. Haha! You are so my twin. Although there are quite a few really fun movies that just came out on Netflix!

  3. I’ve been wondering about the movie! I had a very hard time getting into the book; only made it a chapter or so before I felt like I was just kind of lost. Maybe if I see the movie it will prompt me to want to read the book again. Happy Anniversary!

    1. Oh no, I was planning on reading the books next. They say books are always better than the movie. I will see how it goes and let you know :)

  4. I would like to see it! I love a good romantic comedy. One of my best friends is Asian so I’m a bit attuned to the differences in her culture vs. mine, so I think it would be interesting to watch from that perspective, too.
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    1. Yes you definitely should go see it! I think our audience was about 60 percent Asian when we saw it. Loved it!

  5. Happy 20th! I keep wanting to see it but with the kids out of camp until school, I sort of lost a good weekday to slink in my seat alone. I know I’ll see it, though! I love the trailer.

    1. Boo on having to wait! I know you will love it when you do :)

      Enjoy the rest of your summer. I am jealous.

  6. Hi Jen, Happy 20th anniversary!… I can’t remember the last time I went to the cinema, for me, it’s a total waste of money as I always fall asleep. Which is really strange as the slightest noise wakes me up in the night. Crazy Rich Asians isn’t a film I’ve heard of yet, but I do enjoy a nice easy watching rom-com every now and again. It’s what Saturday nights were made for… If only my younger self could hear me now!


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